Area resident most of his life, Charles D. “Chuck” Schipplock, 79, died of natural causes at 5 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, in Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Chuck was born in rural Starke County on July 27, 1921. He was the son of Arthur and Marie A. Brueggeman Schipplock. He attended West High School and received his G.E.D. while in the Air Force during World War II. In the service, he saw action in North Africa and Italy and was also stationed in Alaska and Greenland.
His wife, Naomi Gustafson, died in April of 2000.
A mechanic by trade, he worked at various service garages in Plymouth and South Bend. He was a member of the South Bend V.F.W. Post 624.
Years ago Chuck coached Little League baseball. He was always willing to help people in need and enjoyed children and animals. He was an avid reader and always had a book or magazine nearby.
Two sisters survive his death. Mary Edle Schipplock and Marion Schipplock, both of South Bend.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a sister, Hermina C. Schipplock who died in January of 2000.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2001, at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services, officiated by Pastor Paul Cecrle, will follow visitation.
Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery, Culver, Ind.
Memorial gifts in Chuck’s memory may be made to the Humane Society or Pet Refuge of the donor’s choice.